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India mining market forecast to be valued at US$55.4Bn in 2018 India Mining Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com India´s mining industry will continue to be characterised by regulatory and bureaucratic hurdles, while corruption will stifle growth in an already poor operating sector. We forecast the country´s mining industry to reach a value of US$55.4bn in 2018, growing at an average rate of 7.5% per annum. Despite
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India automotive sales forecast to decline by 6.7% to total 3.2Mn units in 2014 India Autos Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com According to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Indian auto sales for December 2013 came in at 232,918 units, a decline of 12.9% y-o-y. Looking at recent trends, our full FY2013/14 (April-March) sales growth forecasts may be a tad optimistic and we are therefore downgrading them
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Hungary petrochemicals market output growth of 7.4% in 2013 Hungary Petrochemicals Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com The Hungarian petrochemicals industry is seeing an improvement in demand as the automotive industry shows stronger rates of growth and external market conditions brighten. In recent months, a low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant has been brought back online while construction has begun at a new butadiene unit,
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Hong Kong pharmaceuticals market forecast to total US$1.57Bn in 2014 Hong Kong Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com While seasonal flu is making more headlines in Hong Kong, we highlight that the country also has a significant burden of non-communicable diseases due to sedentary lifestyles and the ageing population. The expense of treating non-communicable diseases yields strong commercial opportunities for pharmaceutical and
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Greece insurance market affected by the consolidation of the banking sector over recent years Greece Insurance Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com The news flow and data from Greece´s insurance sector highlights three key themes. First, the economic crisis has finally had a (brutal) impact on those parts of the non-life segment that would normally be resilient. Second, premiums in the life segment held up remarkably well until the
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Ghana gold mining accounts for 90% of the country's total mineral exports in 2013 Ghana Mining Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Ghana is set to remain Africa´s second-largest gold producer, after South Africa, as investment continues to flow into the mineral-rich country. The country boasts one of the most favourable business environments in the region, with a democratic and stable government, which contrasts sharply with many of its
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Ghana construction market will benefit from significant investment over the next five years Ghana Infrastructure Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Ghana´s infrastructure will benefit from significant investment over the next five years as the government makes a concerted effort to address transport, housing and utility shortages. Funding from oil revenues will support investment into social and economic infrastructure projects, while a newly established Ghana Infrastructure Fund hopes
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Germany pharmaceuticals market forecast to total US$50.92Bn by 2014 Germany Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com The downward pressure on generic medicine prices, as a result of tenders raising the level of competition and the ultimate commoditisation of off-patent medicines, draws attention to the inherent challenges for generic drugmakers looking to profit from the government´s focus on cost containment in the
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Germany food consumption forecast to increase by 3.7% CAGR during 2014 to 2018 Germany Food and Drink Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com We maintain a positive outlook for Germany´s food and drink industry in 2014 as the tightening labour market bodes well for both job creation and real wage growth. Government policy should also prove supportive of stronger household expenditure, with flagship policies of the new coalition
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Germany vehicle sales forecast to increase by 1% during 2014 Germany Autos Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com In 2013, vehicle sales in Germany declined 4% on the back of a 4.2% drop in the passenger car segment and a 2.2% fall in the commercial vehicle (CV) segment. In 2014, we expect to see a return to growth in the industry, with total vehicle sales
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Egypt wheat production forecast to total 9.4Mn tonnes in 2018 Egypt Agribusiness Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Egypt remains the world´s largest wheat importer, and moderating global prices will help to decrease pressure on the country´s fiscal situation and on local inflation. In line with this, Egypt ramped up wheat imports at the end of 2013 as prices moderated sharply and as Russia, which
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Colombia shipping tonnage forecast to increase in 2014 Colombia Shipping Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Analysts forecast growth across the board at Colombian ports in 2014. This will in part be due to base effects, as most facilities endured a downturn in their volumes in 2013. Growth over the medium term will be supported by growth in private consumption on the back
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Colombia retail market forecast to increase by 9.3% CAGR during 2014 to 2018 Colombia Retail Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Colombia´s retail sector is on a positive growth trajectory, thanks to decreasing unemployment, an increasingly affluent middle class and solid economic growth. Retail spending over the five-year forecast period (2014-2018) is expected to average 9.3% growth per annum, with transport, recreation & culture and personal & insurance
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China metal market forecast to face protracted period of slowing growth China Metals Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com China´s metals industry is set to face a protracted period of slowing growth as the country´s rebalancing process begins in earnest. Companies operating in sectors that are tied heavily to the construction industry will take the brunt of weakness from the sharp slowdown in fixed asset investment. With
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China construction market forecast to increase by 5.1% in 2014 China Infrastructure Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Analysts continue to hold the view that the recovery in China´s construction activity in 2013 will not be sustainable in 2014 - we forecast construction real growth falling from 6.6% in 2013 to 5.1% in 2014. The key reason for this outlook is that the basis for this
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China computer hardware sales forecast to total CNY585.4Bn in 2014 China Information Technology Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com There are a range of factors that make China´s IT market very attractive with strong growth prospects including the size of population, rising incomes, relatively low penetration of products and solutions and a supportive policy environment. IT spending growth in China is expected to outperform on
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China food consumption market forecast to increase by 9.7% in 2014 China Food and Drink Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com While we are bullish on the long-term prospects for the Chinese consumer sector, the country´s domestic demand rebalancing is likely to be a long, drawn-out process. An acceleration of household spending driven by sizeable personal savings and rising wages would compensate for a reduction in
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China corn production forecast to total 242.7Mn tonnes in 2018 China Agribusiness Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com China´s weight in the global agricultural sector is growing, as the country has an increasing impact on international production balances and prices. China will maintain a strong appetite for key commodities, and we highlight in particular the growth potential for sugar, dairy and meat products. High demand
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Chile construction market forecast to increase by 5.6% in 2014 Chile Infrastructure Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com We maintain our positive outlook on Chile´s construction industry on the back of an investor friendly business environment, political stability, and a strong pipeline of projects. Although we estimate a moderate slowdown in real growth for 2013 and 2014 to 4.7% and 5.6% respectively - compared to
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Chile food consumption forecast to increase by 6.6% CAGR during 2014 to 2018 Chile Food and Drink Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com The growth of the Chilean food and drink industry will continue to decelerate in 2014, affected by weak demand for the country´s exports in the Asian markets. Recent increases in consumer prices, combined with stagnant wage growth, are set to weigh on consumer spending. This
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